Moving to a new place can be hard. Want to help young refugees make San Diego home through tutoring and friendship? Check out RefugeeNet!
RefugeeNet is a non-profit organization that has been helping the refugee communities in San Diego for over 20 years now. Through working with this organization, USD students are able connect to the rich and diverse communities throughout the city. Housed in the diverse neighborhood of City Heights, RefugeeNet provides tutoring to over 100 young people three days a week. They are placed in grades based on age rather than knowledge. As they frequently speak little or no English, we often begin with ABC’s and writing numbers and letters.
Aside from the educational component, our students are practicing the pedagogy of immersive practices and community engagement. Strong communities are only ever built through consistency, trust, and love. Having the opportunity to bond with the children as many as three days a week, USD students are taking up the practices and values of community building, all while placing real life context into their experiences of learning at USD.
For more info and to get engaged, please contact Katherine Krasinski firstname.lastname@example.org